Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019


The City of Iqaluit is looking for an experienced leader for the role of

Deputy Fire Chief!

This is an incredible opportunity to join a growing and thriving city at an exciting time that is topped with an excellent compensation package including attractive benefits and salary, an 8% RRSP matching program, discounts at our recreation facilities, Vacation Travel Assistance, generous leave and more!

Iqaluit – Inuktitut for "many fish" – is located near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, which empties into Frobisher Bay.  With a population of approximately 8000, Iqaluit is Canada’s smallest capital City.

If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with our city for its year-round activities. Frobisher Bay is a great kite-skiing destination in the winter, as well as, a snowmobilers playground. In the spring and summer, fishing, kayaking, boating and hiking are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed.


Title:                      Deputy Fire Chief

Department:          Emergency Services

Reference #:         04-1062

Status:                   Full-time permanent

Salary:                   $107,416.93 per annum to start, 35 hour/week


Allowance:            $22,378.25 per annum

Union Status:        Excluded


Closing Date:        Open until filled


This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.


Under the direction of the Director of Emergency Services, the Deputy Chief’s primary function is to plan, organize, direct, implement and control the operations and training programs for all full-time, casual and volunteer personnel of Emergency Services.  The goal being to provide our citizens’ with professional and competent emergency services personnel in order to protect life and property through efficient and well structured fire, ambulance and dispatch services.

The Deputy Fire Chief is also responsible for the compliance and enforcement of codes, by-laws, standards and regulations; including occupational health and safety pertaining to fire, ambulance and dispatch services.

In addition, the Deputy Fire Chief does serve as a Duty Officer; and performs Human Resource responsibilities such as performance management, training and development, interviewing, and scheduling, and other duties as outlined in the job description and as assigned.

The successful candidate should have a minimum five years’ experience as a fire service instructor and fire service officer, a minimum three years’ experience in pre-hospital medical care and as an Incident Commander, a minimum two years’ experience with human resource functions, and experience working in a combination career/volunteer fire department environment.

The required qualifications are as follows:  Post-secondary education in Business or Public Administration or Fire Service Management, High School diploma, Class 3 Driver’s License Airbrake, First Responder Level III, AED and Spinal, CPR / HCP, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations, NFPA 1001 Fire fighter Level II, NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver Operator, NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer (rope rescue & auto extrication), NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II, NFPA 1041 and Fire Service Instructor II

Assets include the ability to communicate in Inuktitut or French and having an understanding of northern environments.

Equivalencies that include a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education may be considered.


Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate would be required to submit a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.  In addition, an acceptable Driver’s Abstract is required for this position. 

Please provide copies of all relevant certifications mentioned above.  If the mentioned requirements are not submitted with your resume, your application may not be considered.


Please e-mail your resume and credentials quoting Reference # to: hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca



Human Resources, City of Iqaluit                     www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca 

PO Box 460                                                       Phone:    867.979.5619

Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0                                 E-mail:    hr@city.iqaluit.nu.ca 


  • The City of Iqaluit embraces the intent and spirit of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.  Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit; Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive consideration under this agreement
  • Only those selected to interview will be contacted